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Upcoming seminars / workshops in 2015

Meredith Hurst Monday, February 23, 2015

Don't miss out on our forthcoming seminars / workshops! 17 April 2015 - Seminar on New Family Friendly Rights and Average Holiday Pay End May 2015 - Workshop on Sickness / Disability issues in the workplace End September 2015 - Workshop on TUPE and Misconduct specifically tailored for companies in the transport sector End November 2015 - Seminar on Social Media and Business Protection Please contact Karen Struthers at or by telephoning 020 8681 8140 if...

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The perks of old age?

Meredith Hurst Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Can the removal of perks amount to indirect age discrimination? If so, can it be justified? Solicitor Julie Goodway has the answers. According to the recent decision of the Employment Appeal Tribunal in the two claims against HCL Insurance BPO Services Limited, the answer to both questions is 'yes'. Background Many of the staff at HCL had been transferred to it under TUPE from various companies.  As a result, the staff had different terms and conditions.  These differences...

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Holiday Pay

Neill Thomas Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Should holiday pay include overtime?

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Are the obese protected from disability discrimination?

Meredith Hurst Thursday, February 5, 2015

The European Court of Justice has confirmed that obesity is not a disability.

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Meredith Hurst Monday, November 3, 2014

The National Minimum Wage has been in force for a number of years now. The current rate is £6.50 per hour (for workers older than 21). It has recently featured in the news, with the Labour Party promising to raise it if it gains office after next year's general election. Prior to this the government "named and shamed" a list of employers which had been found guilty of failing to comply with the minimum wage legislation.   Despite this there are a number of myths and misconceptions about...

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